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How Can PT Help My Spinal Stenosis?

How Can PT Help My Spinal Stenosis?

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions that affects the lumbar spine (lower back). It is common for people with stenosis to feel tightness and pain that radiates from the low back and buttocks down into both legs.

It is estimated that only about 5% of people with spinal disorders actually require surgery (Eidelson, 2018). So, what are the other 95% of people expected to do? This is where physical therapy comes into play. There are many methods your PT will use in order to help address the issue causing your pain and discomfort.

What Is Direct Access and How Can It Help You?

What Is Direct Access and How Can It Help You?

What is direct access?

Direct access is the legal term that states that patients can go straight to a physical therapist to receive treatment, and do not have to get referrals from physicians, which can cause delays and be costly. The term has different conditions in every state, but direct access is available in all 50 states in the US, which means that patients are put at the focus of the treatment plan, and are allowed to receive faster and cheaper services than when required to go through a physician.